Tag & Release
The AFTCO Tag Stick is perfectly designed to quickly and accurately tag gamefish with N.O.A.A. or Billfish Foundation tags. This AFTCO Tag Stick features the same light, strong "swaged" aluminum shaft as our gaffs, as well as the same tapered-tip design for quick, accurate handling in the water. Fitted with two black non-slip grips and available with a Gold or Black anodized finish, the overall length is 6 feet, with a 3/4-inch O.D. at the butt. Each tag stick comes equipped with a TSHEAD1SS head, but either of our heads (shown below) can be threaded into the end of the shaft, and are easily replaceable.
Greg Stotesbury and Bill Shedd fished for tuna with Pete Barrett out of Manasquan Inlet, NJ in 1988. Bill was so inspired by seeing firsthand the large number of boats fishing tuna that he started the Tag A Tuna for Tomorrow Tournament, and later the AFTCO TAG FLAG Tournament.